Thursday, June 27, 2013

Former Gopher Nick Leddy wins Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and, more importantly, Gopher alum Nick Leddy became the ninth Gopher to win the Stanley Cup on Monday! His team, the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, to win the championship series, and it was awesome!

He's only 22, and Leddy has already won a Stanley Cup Championship. He also won a state championship as a senior at Eden Prairie High School in 2009. That year, he was also named Minnesota's Mr. Hockey and was drafted by the Minnesota Wild with the 16th overall pick months later.

It's unfortunate that Leddy only played the 2009-10 season for the Gophers before leaving for the NHL.
Despite being drafted by the Wild, Leddy never suited up for the home team and was traded to the Blackhawks in February of 2010. He appeared in his first game on Oct. 7 of that year and would go on to play 46 games that season. In 2011-12, Leddy played in 82 games but has only skated in 48 games this season while also spending some time in the AHL.

Check out Nick's twitter here!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Snapchat the Gophers!

We LOVE the new phase that all the kids with smartphones are going through - snapchat! A way to send quick pictures that delete after 10 seconds! If we could send a snapchat of anything Gopher related, we would pick a celebration at a football game. Take a look at the picture we included in this blog post, so classic of our  boys! What snapchats would you send to your friends while you are at a Gopher football game? Start brainstorming now, because Gopher football season is coming up!

Monday, June 17, 2013

2013 Minnesota Golden Gophers Tickets

We love Gopher fans, and we want Gopher fans to have the best deals on all kinds of Gopher tickets! Which is why we support Ticket King Minnesota and their deals on Minnesota Golden Gophers Tickets. Check out all their Gopher inventory here!


Gaelin Elmore Commits to Gopher football

It has been all the buzz on Twitter this weekend! Gaelin Elmore has committed to the U of M football team, and everyone couldn't be more excited! Elmore (Twitter handle: @Elmore2014) tweeted: "Feels damn good! Just committed to Minnesota! Gonna be a Gopher #MaroonAndGold #SkiUMah" on June 16th and this specific tweet has 42 retweets and 124 favorites. POPULAR!

Gaelin Elmore is tight end from Somerset Wisconsin and chose MN over other offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan State, Iowa State, and Indiana. He is the 28th rated tight end for the class of 2014, and we are so excited that he committed to the U of M.

Check out Gaelin Elmore's football reel on youtube here! Welcome to Gopher nation, Elmore! Can't wait to see you in action!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gophers at the 2013 NCAA

We know, we know, this blog usually comments on Gopher football, hockey, and basketball. But, we just had to blog about some Gopher TRACK recent news! We saw seniors Harun Abda and Travis Burkstrand and freshman Wally Ellenson as they claimed first-team All-America honors for the Minnesota Gophers this past Friday at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon. Harun Abda picked up his 13th overall All-America honor, in his first collegiate event, with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters in 1 minute, 47.6 seconds.

We just had to congratulate the Gophers on this feat. Although we might not blog about track very often, we still appreciate all Gopher athletes! You are all amazing!

Joey King Commits to Gopher Basketball

Gopher basketball fans, get pumped because Joey King has accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Minnesota. And according to his twitter (@KingJoey_24) he "Could not be more excited to be a gopher!" We welcome King to the team with open arms! He played at Drake last season although he is from Minnesota and attended Eastview high school. We love to see some Minnesotans back in action at the U of M! King is the fourth recruit that Richard Pinto has brought to the U of M since he started the job in April. There is one scholarship left for the Gopher basketball team, let's see who snags that!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Williams Arena Fun Facts

Construction of Williams Arena building began in 1927 and was completed in 1928, when it was dedicated as the University of Minnesota Field House. The building features a barrel-vaulted roof, maximizing the number of seats in the arena."The Barn" is ranked in the top five of College Basketball Arenas in the country by Inside Sports writers and it is one of just six 1920's era collegiate basketball arenas still in use. The raised floor, one of only a handful in the country, and the deafening roar of 14,000-plus Williams Arena fans unquestionably has something to do with it. Minnesota basketball fans love Williams Arena!

Mariucci Arena Fun Facts

Mariucci Arena is home to the Minnesota Gophers hockey team. Mariucci Arena is considered one of the most historic hockey facilities in college hockey. The student section is one of the loudest in all of college hockey. The Minnesota Gophers are home to 5 National Championships.

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